David W Carter High School

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1819 W Wheatland Rd

Dallas, TX 75232

(214) 932-5700

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 938

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for David W Carter High School

I am a 1977 graduate of DW Carter. My brothers and I graduated from Carter and our respective universities. The performance of any student depends upon the student, parents and teachers. Parents must be actively involved in every aspect of the education process. It's hard work far all, but it must be ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/14/12

Currently a junior at Carter high i find the school to be "Under Average" there have been teachers class rooms where i stepped in and all they did was give us a text book and tell us to write down 5-10 vocabulary words and that will be it for that day....the reason the school is so low performing is ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/23/11

It takes more than a professional staff for a school to be successful. Kids have to want to learn and parents have to support their learning and not put it all on the teachers. Regardless of what teacher do in the classroom they cant go home with kids and make them turn off the PlayStation's and Xbox's. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/10/10

Carter is totally a different school now. Carter was a well-known school with students that had talent not just in sports but academics as well. Due to unprofessional staff, unconcerned teachers and the great lack of parent involvement Carter has become one of the lowest academic performing schools. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/29/09

i am a graduate of carter high(2008).And I must say my years at carter had its up and downs but for the most part school is what you take out of it,not what you espect from it.

Posted by a other on 03/21/09

it is a good school they are doing better then what they usely do i think that is going to be good to me so d w carter is okay with me

Posted by a parent on 02/23/09

I go to this school and it is not bad.It is just that kids are becoming lazy and not wanting to do the work.We are smart but it's just that some students don't try hard enough to bring our school up.Eventhough people might think this school is not good enough it is.I have really learned alot since i ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/30/08

Why is this school one of the lowest scoring academic schools in Texas? It is an inner city school that is almost totally dependent on sports to keep kids off the streets.

Posted by a teacher on 03/07/08

I go to this school, and it is the most friendly school I've ever been to.

Posted by a student on 03/05/08

As a parent and a Graduate of David W. Carter The school has lost it's spirit, the tradition of Carter has really gone down. I know that there are Counselors and Teachers that want the best for our children. But we as parents has to be the first to teach our children about pride for themselves and their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/30/07

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Test scores for David W Carter High School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
David W Carter High School
Dallas Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Dallas schools — David W Carter High School is located at 1819 W Wheatland Rd, Dallas TX 75232. 1819 W Wheatland Rd is in the 75232 ZIP code in Dallas, TX The school district for David W Carter High School is the Dallas Isd. David W Carter High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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